Black Thunder

Black Thunder

An Ella Clah Novel

Book - 2011
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A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more, in a cluster that lay on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation.

Because some of the bodies were buried outside the Rez, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a delicate joint investigation with the New Mexico police. Identifying the dead isn't easy--some had been buried for years--and at first the cases look to be nothing but dead ends. Then one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man's partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated by the investigation's lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ella's ability to concentrate is battered by worries about her teenage daughter, who has been skipping school, and her mother, who is cooking up a storm, a sure sign that trouble is brewing in the household.

Black Thunder , an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers.

Publisher: New York : Forge, c2011
ISBN: 9780765324511
Branch Call Number: THUR
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Thurlo, David


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rlbecker Mar 14, 2012

Once again, the Thurlos come up with a winning story. This is one of the best in the Ella Clah series. It is well-written and well-paced. The story pulls the reader in and does not let go. Ella is at her best, as are her fellow officers. The crime is difficult to solve, but the characters manage to do so.

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